How Chicago Bulls Players' Roles Will Change When Derrick Rose Returns

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How Chicago Bulls Players' Roles Will Change When Derrick Rose Returns
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Derrick Rose is expected to return this season. Precisely when that will be, no one, not even Derrick Rose or his physicians know. One thing we all know, though, is that when he comes back it will have an impact on the Chicago Bulls

Perhaps the biggest effect won't even be his play, but his fire. Few in the game have his competitive streak. Even Kobe Bryant commends him for that. 

The Bulls have had periods of lackadaisical play. That won't happen with Rose. Even Rose's harshest critics have never called him that. The team itself rides his intensity. You simply don't see lackluster performances when he plays. In fact, this might be the reason to have him on the bench now. His competitive fire spreads.

But beyond the impact on the team as a whole, there will an impact on his individual teammates. Here's a look at how the Bulls key players will be affected by his return. 

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